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Department of Economics

Seminars and Research

Departmental Seminar Series 2014-2015

The seminar series are supported by the generosity of Vanderbilt alumni K. Terry Dornbush (BA ’55), Joe L. Roby (BA ’61), and Douglas Grey (BE ’83)

Department seminar coordinators for 2013-14 are Myrna Wooders (micro) and Ben Eden (macro).

All seminars will take place in 109 Calhoun Hall from 3:10-4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted)


Fall 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014
Yan Chen, University of Michigan
"Chinese College Admissions and School Choice Reforms: Theory and Experiments"

Monday, September 8, 2014
Jay Sethuraman, Columbia University
"Rationing Problems in Bipartite Networks"

Monday, September 15, 2014
John Wooders, Univeristy of Technology, Sydney
"Dynamic Markets for Lemons: Performance, Liquidity, and Policy Intervention"

Monday, September 22, 2014
Boyan Jovanovic, New York University

Monday, October 6, 2014
Etienne Gagnon, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
"Small Price Responses to Large Demand Shocks"

Monday, October 13, 2014
Matt Van Essen, University of Alabama
"Equilibrium and Maximin Perfection in a Dynamic Fair Division Auction"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Robert Chirinko, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Substitution Elasticity, Factor Shares, Long-Run Growth, And The Low-Frequency Panel Model

Monday, October 20, 2014
Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania
"Lack of Selection and Limits to Delegation: Firm Dynamics in Developing Countries"

Monday, October 27, 2014
Gadi Barlevy, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
"Mandatory Disclosure and Financial Contagion" with Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago

Monday, November 3, 2014
Espen Henriksen, University of California, Davis
"The Risky Capital of Emerging Markets"

Monday, November 10, 2014
Julia Thomas, Ohio State University
"Default Risk and Aggregate Fluctuations in an Economy with Production Heterogeneity"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Departmental Seminar
Michael Mathes, Vanderbilt University
"Effects of Native American Gaming on Alcohol Behaviors: New Evidence from Casino Openings, 2004-2012"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Departmental Seminar
Nam Vu, Vanderbilt University
"Accounting for the Japanese Fiscal Multipliers: Ss Interpretation Meets the Zero Lower Bound"

Friday, November 14, 2014
Departmental Seminar
Li Zhao, Vanderbilt University
"Equilibrium Selection in Discrete Games of Complete Information: An Application to the Home Improvement Industry"

Monday, November 17, 2014
Peter Savelyev, Vanderbilt University
"Understanding the Mechanisms Linking Personality and Education with Longevity"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Departmental Seminar
Kate Fritzdixon, Vanderbilt University
"Do Larger Loans Cause Debt Spirals? Evidence from the Tennessee Auto Title Lending Market"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Departmental Seminar
Zhongzhong Hu, Vanderbilt University
"Productivity, Demand and Export Growth:Evidence from Chinese Exporters"

Monday, December 1, 2014
Departmental Seminar
Jake Gao, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Departmental Seminar
Craig Benedict, Vanderbilt University
"On What State Do Prices Depend? Answer from Ecuador" [with Mario J. Crucini and Anthony Landry]

Friday, December 5, 2014
Lunch Seminar
Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Olivier Coibion, University Texas at Austin



Monday, January 12, 2015
William Dupor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Monday, March 9, 2015
François Maniquet, Université catholique de Louvain
"Fairness and Well-Being Measurement", a joint paper with Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University

Monday, March 16, 2015
M. Utku Ünver, Boston College

Monday, March 23, 2015
Kyle Bagwell, Stanford University

Monday, April 6, 2015
Rabah Amir, University of Iowa

Monday, April 20, 2015
Jeff Campbell, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago








Seminars and Research

Contact Information:

Phone: (615) 322-2871

Fax: (615) 343-8495

Write to:
Department of Economics
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B, Box #351819
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235